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[11/03/08 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 3
Updates include: Brooke Smith exits "Grey's Anatomy"; "Heroes" drops two co-executive producers; and ABC eyes a "King of the Hill" transplant from FOX.

[11/03/08 - 04:17 PM]
Patrick Swayze Celebrates the Holiday Season in ABC Family's "Christmas in Wonderland," Premiering on Saturday, December 20th
Tim Curry, Carmen Electra and Chris Kattan also star in the original film.

[11/03/08 - 04:16 PM]
ABC Family's "13 Nights of Halloween 2008" Scares Up Event-Best Deliveries in Total Viewers and Core 18-34 and 12-34 Demographics
ABC Family spins the numbers for October 19-31.

[11/03/08 - 03:29 PM]
Sci Fi Has Best Halloween Ever with Ghost Hunters Live!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, October 31.

[11/03/08 - 02:56 PM]
An Unconventional Life Is the Only One Worth Living Academy Award(R) Winner Ellen Burstyn and Academy Award(R) Nominee Ellen Page Star in 'The Stone Angel' a Hallmark Channel World Television Premiere November 13
Dylan Baker and Cole Houser also star in the film, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Laurence.

[11/03/08 - 01:56 PM]
G4 Presents "Ninja Fest 3" on Wednesday, November 12, Including Five New Episodes of "Ninja Warrior" and "Attack of the Show" Tokyo Special
G4 premieres the nightlong programming event "Ninja Fest 3" on Wednesday, November 12 from 6:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT.

[11/03/08 - 01:55 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 Across Key Women for 6th Straight Sunday
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 2.

[11/03/08 - 11:24 AM]
FOX Goes Public with Secret Millionaires
The "inspirational" new unscripted series premieres Wednesday, Dec. 3 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

[11/03/08 - 11:23 AM]
FOX Salutes "American Dad" for Another Season
The network confirms the show's pickup for a fifth production cycle.

[11/03/08 - 11:22 AM]
Clock Is Set for the Highly Anticipated Return of "24"
The new season will once again premiere with a special two-night, four-hour event Sunday, Jan. 11 and Monday, Jan. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

[11/03/08 - 11:07 AM]
Live Performaces by Chart-Topping Artists 50 Cent, Ludacris and Katy Perry Ring in the New Year with Carson Daly Wednesday, December 31 on Nbc
"NBC's Carson Daly New Year's Eve tradition has increased its rating each year it's been on the air," said NBC's Rick Ludwin.

[11/03/08 - 10:30 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's ABC.com Presents "The Countdown to Country Music's Biggest Night," Exclusive Coverage Leading Up to "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards" on Abc
ABC Digital Media will produce a daily show for the nine days prior to the CMA Awards, hosted by Chuck Wicks, Jake Owen and former Miss Tennessee, Ashley Eicher.

[11/03/08 - 10:28 AM]
ABC Goes Country with Programming and Appearances Leading Up to the "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
Among the stunts: Brad Paisley and Julianne Hough to perform on the November 11 episode of "Dancing with the Stars."

[11/03/08 - 10:27 AM]
Miley & Billy Ray Cyrus to Present an Award on "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
Plus: Jason Aldean, Martina McBride and James Otto to perform; and Heidi Newfield, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner and Lee Ann Womack added as presenters.

[11/03/08 - 09:50 AM]
NBC Gives Full-Season Pickup to Freshman Comedy 'Kath & Kim'
"'Kath & Kim' is a show we love and believe in," said NBC's Teri Weinberg.

[11/03/08 - 09:30 AM]
Sunday Night Football Powers NBC to Victory
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 2.

[11/03/08 - 09:13 AM]
New U.S. Premiere Season of BBC America's Top Gear
The "Top Gear Winter Olympics Special" will premiere on December 8 with season 11 following on December 15.

[11/03/08 - 12:57 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "24: Redemption" (FOX)

[11/01/08 - 01:11 PM]
They'Re the Biggest, the Most Powerful, the Most Awesome Trains in HistorY... Extreme Trains
The eight-part series airs Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting November 11.

[10/31/08 - 06:07 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 31
Updates include: Alison Pill reports for HBO's "In Treatment"; Bradley Whitford and Romany Malco to topline NBC's "Off Duty"; and Willie Garson joins USA's "White Collar."

[10/31/08 - 03:10 PM]
Smallville and "Supernatural" on the Rise, Performing at Or Near Season Highs
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/08 - 03:09 PM]
'The Beast' Will Premiere in January '09 on A&E
Patrick Swayze and Travis Fimmel star in the drama, due next year.

[10/31/08 - 12:54 PM]
'30 Rock' Sets New Series Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/08 - 12:16 PM]
ABC Takes Second on Thursday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/08 - 12:05 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Brotherhood" (Showtime, Season Three)

[10/31/08 - 11:13 AM]
ABC Gives "Samantha" an (Almost) Full Season
ABC has given its returning comedy "Samantha Who?" an extra Halloween treat - seven additional episodes.

[10/31/08 - 11:03 AM]
CBS Opens the November Sweep with a Thursday Win in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/08 - 09:23 AM]
Unexplained with George Noory Returns on Sci Fi Channel in November
The weeklong stunt airs Sunday, November 16 through Thursday, November 20 at 11:00PM (ET/PT).

[10/30/08 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 30
Updates include: Courteney Cox and Bill Lawrence move into "Cougar Town" at ABC; Emily Rose to topline USA's "Operating Instructions"; and Lennon Parham lands the female lead on FOX's "Boldly Going Nowhere."

[10/30/08 - 05:09 PM]
Hill Out, "Dad" in FOX's Animated Future
FOX has renewed "American Dad" for a fifth production cycle while "King of the Hill's" upcoming 13th edition will be its last.

[10/30/08 - 03:37 PM]
Bravo Picks Up "The Fashion Show"
The winner, as chosen by viewers, will have their designs sold by a retailer.

[10/30/08 - 03:35 PM]
Bravo Expands Its Arts and Culture Slate with New Development
The potential series include "Fashionality," "Celebrity Sew-Off," "Double Exposure," "Polo" and "The Dubai Project."

[10/30/08 - 02:59 PM]
CMT Presents a Reason to Stay Home for the Holidays with an Abundance of Holiday-Themed Programming
The network's upcoming highlights include "Larry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza" and "The 12 Days of Redneck Christmas."

[10/30/08 - 02:29 PM]
Barack Obama Spurs "The Daily Show" to New Viewership Heights with 3.6 Million Viewers
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/08 - 02:09 PM]
Discovery Channel's 'Jfk: Inside the Target Car' Employs State of the Art Forensic Science That Yields Definitive Proof: The Fatal Shot Was Fired from the Texas School Book Depository
The one-hour special airs Sunday, November 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/30/08 - 01:52 PM]
What, You Were Expecting Alex Trebek? Tom Green Returns to TV in Go for the Green on Planet Green
"Go For the Green" premieres Saturday, November 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/08 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Grows for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49, Posting Its Top-Rated Wednesday in 4
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/08 - 10:41 AM]
Bravo Announces Infiniti as Exclusive Sponsor for Emmy Nominated "Inside the Actors Studio"
The series returns for its 15th season on Monday, November 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/08 - 07:01 AM]
John Mccain and Barack Obama on ESPN's Monday Night Football
Chris Berman will interview both major party presidential nominees during halftime of the game.

[10/30/08 - 06:43 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Greenlights Wcg Gamequest for Early 2009
The eight-episode elimination-style reality competition pits "12 contestants against each other in a series of video game challenges in order to find the 'Best All-Around Gamer' in the United States."

[10/30/08 - 06:01 AM]
The "44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," Hosted by Reba Mcentire, Will Be Broadcast Live from the Mgm Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5 on CBS
In addition, the Academy will tape a new special, ARTIST OF THE DECADE, honoring George Strait, at the same location on Monday, April 6 to air on the Network at a later date.

[10/30/08 - 12:38 AM]
Interview: "Ghost Hunters" Stars Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson

[10/30/08 - 12:01 AM]
Vote FOX This November! Ballot-Worthy Television Ticket IncludeS...
FOX details its November sweeps highlights, including an expanded "House" on November 25. Plus: "'Til Death" goes on hiatus.

[10/29/08 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 29
Updates include: E! renews "Denise Richards: It's Complicated"; John Schneider to visit ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money"; and Sharon Lawrence books an arc on The CW's "Privileged."

[10/29/08 - 03:32 PM]
David Tennant to Leave Doctor Who
The BBC has confirmed that Tennant will continue to play The Doctor in the four specials that will make up the 2009 series before a new Doctor takes over for Series 5.

[10/29/08 - 03:11 PM]
Greek Is ABC Family's No. 2 Original Series Run in the Network's History in Key 18-34, Women 18-49 and 12-34 Demographics
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 28.

[10/29/08 - 03:08 PM]
Generation Gap Ranks as Highest-Rated Cable Movie of Day and Week as October Originals Continue to Score on Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, October 25.

[10/29/08 - 02:11 PM]
ABC Sets Return Date for "Jim," End Date for "Boston"
The two ABC veterans will say hello and goodbye in December.

[10/29/08 - 12:37 PM]
NBC Splashes November with an Array of Programming That Includes the Premiere of 'Law & Order,' Holiday-Themed Series and Specials, Green Week, Rosie O'Donnell Special and an Abundance of Guest Stars
NBC details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[10/29/08 - 12:12 PM]
MTV's 'Total Finale Live' Takes a Look Back at Trl, the Ultimate Countdown Show on Sunday, November 16th from 8-10pm ET/PT
The special will feature performances by Beyonce, 50 Cent, Backstreet Boys and Fall Out Boy.







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[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.

[06/30/16 - 08:45 AM]
AMC's Critically Acclaimed Series "Halt and Catch Fire" Leaves Texas Behind for the Big Leagues of Silicon Valley
The series will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/30/16 - 08:36 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer #2 for "Stranger Things"
All episodes debut globally on Netflix Friday, July 15.

[06/30/16 - 08:12 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Celebrates Her Family's Homeland and Food Traditions in New Episodes of "Giada in Italy"
Each episode celebrates Giada's beloved family, and she shares cherished stories and memories along with favorite recipes and food traditions.

[06/30/16 - 08:00 AM]
Adam Wingard's "Death Note" for Netflix Starts Principal Photography
Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the film follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power.

[06/29/16 - 03:36 PM]
New Updated "Lost in Space" Series Coming Exclusively to Netflix
Reimagined by feature writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with Zack Estrin showrunning, the series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018.